Austin the capital of the US state of Texas. It is the fastest growing city
in the country and the 11th-most populous city in the United States. Austin
stems ample praise from several world-class publications. The city is home
to many attractions like the University of Texas, the Lyndon B. Johnson
Library and Museum, the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the State
Capitol. It is also the country’s second-largest state capital and
therefore is a major epicentre of administration, politics and technology.
The city boasts a profound range of public arts and live-music scene, the
latter encompassing Country, Blues and Rock genres of music.
Things to do in Austin
State Capitol in Austin is home to the offices of the State Governor and
the Chambers of the Texas Legislature. This 308-feet tall structure and its
wide assortment of parklands and monuments are considered as National
Historic Landmark. State Capitol is the sixth tallest state capitol. Some
of the major attractions here are the Texas African American History
Memorial, the Vietnam War monument, and a bronze statue of a soldier.
Zilker Metropolitan Park
Zilker Park, spread across 351-acres, is the most famous park in Austin.
This park is also the preferred choice for all nature lovers and picnickers
in the city. Some of the other attractions here are its picturesque
riverside walking trails, disc golf course, and volleyball courts. For
kids, Zilker Park offers the Zilker Playscape, which is a large playground
for kids, and the Zilker Zephyr, which is a toy train.
Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake is a picturesque lake made after carving a part of Colorado
River. The lake derives its name after the wife of President Lyndon Johnson
and boasts numerous posh hotels and residential colonies. The lovely
riverside paths encompass many popular attractions like Zilker Metropolitan
Park, the Town Lake Metropolitan Park's Vic Mathias Shores, Waller Beach,
and Eilers Neighborhood Park.
Best Time to Visit Austin
The best time to book flights from Philadelphia to Austin is from March to
May. Tourists can book flights from PHL to AUS during summers to enjoy
famous cultural events like South by Southwest, Star of Texas Fair and
Festival, Austin Fine Arts Festival, and Austin Food + Wine Festival.